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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

One dead, two hurt in U.S. 74 wreck

A woman died Wednesday evening and two men were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte after a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 74.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

UCPS broadens service animal policy

Union County Public Schools presented new administrative guidelines with regard to service animals on campus. The guidelines were presented to the school board policy committee, though they do not approve administrative guidelines.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Commissioners OK capital budget for schools

Weeks after adoption of the county budget, Union County commissioners approved the Union County Public Schools capital projects priorities Monday.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Council turns down teen center plan

The Monroe City Council voted Tuesday night not to move into the design phase for teen center in the Winchester area. Instead, they voted to use the budgeted $200,000 for improvements needed in the existing buildings in the neighborhood.


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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Redhawks begin title chase

Monroe has won the conference four years in a row and has been to at least the state quarterfinal round in each of those seasons, but the Redhawks want more. Monroe, coming off a 13-3 year, has its first test on Friday with a home game against Lexington.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Hough holds off Sun Valley, 34-20

Bishop Ford's four touchdown runs helped Hough High defeat Sun Valley 34-20 in Charlotte's Memorial Stadium on Thursday night in the season opener for both. The 4A Huskies led by 20 points twice, but the 3A Spartans wouldn't go away.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

10 UC teams open season Friday

10 Union County teams open the high school football season on Friday, and five of them are playing at home. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Panthers show flashes against Chiefs

The Panthers evened their preseason record (1-1) with a 12-point home win over Kansas City. The Panthers' starting defense gave up just two field goals, QB Cam Newton knocked off some rust and rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin continued to impress.


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Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

The Adoptables

Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Plant beets now for a fall crop

According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Bacon makes everything better

To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Tangles Knitting on Main is business of month

The 4th of July Parade was wonderful.  It was fun! 


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Fresh garlic is harvested in June

Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.


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Jul. 05, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Letters to the Editor

  Medicare bidding system is broken

Congress has done little good

When words and intent diverge

 America may die very soon

What are lawmakers thinking?


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.